Sometimes, strike that, most of the time, I shouldn't be laughing when I am, but I can't help myself.
Today, at the mall, Christopher had me and Mallory in stitches. He climbed on the surfboard in 77 Kids and then leaned over to hand paddle in the the big cardboard wave back drop. I don't even know when he has seen surfing before.
He also picked out a ridiculous Cars hat with a big flat brim from H&M. Mallory proceeded to put it on him sideways, and before we could laugh at that, he was striking poses. Yo. Baby. My hat.
The thing that made me laugh the most though, was the worst thing he did all day. As we were walking from store to store, he decided it would be fun to lean in a little and walk right at the people walking towards him. Then, as they were busy trying to figure out which way to go to dodge him, he would dart the other direction at the last second.
He was playing his own made up version of Preschool Mall Chicken.
I shouldn't have laughed, but I did. A lot. It was just too funny.
Some days I don't win any awards for my parenting, but I still have a good time with my kids.